Jan 23, 2013 - 2:22 pm
PLEASE HELP ME HELP MY FRIEND.......
My friend was diagnosed 2 weeks ago after finding this lump under her arm, at first we thought it was just a bump....then it got bigger. After dealing with it for a week and a half she went to the hospital, completed the blood test, then received the news. She was EXTREMELY emotional and there was nothing I could say or do to make it better; me being a Psychology major and damned proud about the knowledge I have attained, I'm use to dealing with crisis and working my "magic" to make ppl feel better but this time around I HAD NO WORDS.
She has already been taking her Pre-Chemo line up for the past 2 weeks, her tumor has shrunk, but we're still awaiting results that will reveal whether or not is has spread. I have been up and down every cancer blog site, fact sheet, and support group looking for pointers, opinions, testimonials, and everything in between. TODAY, she is suppose to be receiving her first treatment after she completes her xrays & is really nervous. I myself am VERY nervous for her but I have to play it COOL so she won't freak out. Since she was diagnosed she's had great days where she felt on top of the world and horrible days where she was bent over in agony, questioning why she was even alive. This is one situation that I just don't have the answers for. I've been helping her cope as best as I can, sharing survival rates, possibilities of remission, and sending her sites w/ good stuff to eat to strengthen her immune system. She's so little; 22 years old and about 80lbs, 4ft 10in in height.
PLEASE help me, I feel like I'm breaking. Whenever we talk I seem upbeat, optimistic, and positive but afterwards I cry my eyes out.